Miss USA forgets capital of her own state

Miss USA Forgets Capital Of Her Own State

So, this story is kind of embarrassing.

The media has been having a heyday since Miss USA flubbed the state capital of, you know, the state she represented before snagging the Miss USA title.

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Miss USA Nia Sanchez didn’t take home the crown at this year’s Miss Universe pageant — but she left viewers with plenty to talk about.
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Miss USA Nia Sanchez onstage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Paulina Vega, Kaci Fennell, Diana Harkusha, Yasmin Verheijen and Nia Sanchez are seen on stage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Troy Rizzo/FilmMagic)
Miss USA Nia Sanchez (L) poses on stage with other contenstants during the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participtaes in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
DORAL, FL - JANUARY 14: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participates in Miss Universe - Yamamay Swimsuit Runway Show at Trump National Doral on January 14, 2015 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participtes in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez tours New York City on Gray Line bus on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez tours New York City on Gray Line bus on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Miss Universe Gabriela Isler with newly crowned Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez and Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf as they are about to tour New York City on Gray Line bus on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Extra)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actress and model Shanna Moakler, Miss Nevada USA 2014, Nia Sanchez and model Talyah Polee arrive at the Miss Nevada 2014 after party at Moon nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on January 25, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Daniel Brooko (L) and model Nia Sanchez attend the 'Best Night Ever' Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on January 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 26: Mary Kate Fitzpatrick, Alyssa Campanella, Nia Sanchez, Tara Conner, Hillary Cruz attend the official Miss Nevada USA after-party at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on January 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
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'What's the capital of Nevada?'
'Uhhh ... oh, my gosh.'
'Maybe she didn't have her coffee yet.'


It all happened during Nia Sanchez's on-air interview with "The Todd Show." The host ended up telling her the answer ... which is Carson City.

The flub added fuel to the fire of a controversy. Some skeptics think 24-year-old California-born Sanchez faked her Nevada residency.

A source told Fox News Sanchez left a "minimum paper trail" to make it appear she lived in Nevada, when she actually still resided in California.

She has since spoken out about the controversy, telling People she'd lived in Nevada since 2012 and has actually lived all over the world.

Amid these accusations, the Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying Sanchez was issued a Nevada driver's license an entire year before she competed.

She should probably brush up on her geography, though.

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BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez competes in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez addresses the media in the 2014 Miss USA Competition press conference at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Alyson Guidry reacts after advancing in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Florida USA Brittany Oldehoff competes in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss New Jersey USA Emily Shah competes in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard (R) of Florida Georgia Line perform during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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